My first visit to Burton Mere wetlands the other week was a successful one. Plenty of different waders to watch. Black tailed Godwits, Ruff, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank and then plenty of raptors too. It's a great place to go birding, and I recommend it to anyone. A nicely heated hide at reception keeps you warm and dry in times of inclement weather.
Anyway, on to some of the birds I saw:
Black tailed Godwits looking for something nice.
Godwits with a Teal (front)
Godwits in flight.
My first cow tick at the reserve.
This Kestrel enjoyed doing fly-bys of the main hide.
A Nuthatch munching it's way through the sunflower hearts on offer.
Beautiful shots and I do love the Nuthatch! Hope your week is going well, Adam!ReplyDelete
i'm loving the cow sloshing right in there. :)ReplyDelete
Really nice photos! Love the kestrel flight shot!ReplyDelete
Nice BIF of the Kestrel Adam - never easy to get those.ReplyDelete
Nice assortment of waders. Splendid shot of the kestrel!ReplyDelete
your godwits looks very nice. Great shots. :)ReplyDelete
Great photos. It sounds a very comfortable place to watch waders. Nothing like that out here and the rain keeps me away from the roosts.ReplyDelete
Super images.....I see a lot of godwits and they're so fun to watch. Now about that 'cow'bird?!!!! [kidding]ReplyDelete
It looks like a great place to visit Adam...ReplyDelete
Great birds, I especially love the Godwits and the cute Nuthatch!ReplyDelete
fabulous photos and what a grand idea, a heated hide!ReplyDelete
Great post, and the cow is super!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
wow a heated blind...that would be so comfy...really like the Godwits and the surprise cow!ReplyDelete
I liked the whimsy of the cow shot. Made me smile.ReplyDelete
The Kestrel shot is lovely and the sweet little nuthatch caught with his treat in his mouth is a winner as well!
Wonderful shots. I especially liked those in the flight.ReplyDelete
Great pictures - nuthatch we also have a part of here :)ReplyDelete
They are just wonderful images! I adore that little nuthatch, I get them at my feeders and they are such fun to watch!ReplyDelete
Brilliant shots. Please could you tell me where Burton mere is near.ReplyDelete
Hi Findlay, it is on the Wirral in Burton, which is close to Neston. It is a large marshland. Well worth checking out. They also have a website, if you Google RSPB Burton Mere that should give you a better idea.Delete
We went today, it was brilliant. I saw my first Bar-Tailed Godwit. All the pictures are on today's blog. From FindlayDelete
The Kestrel and Nuthatch have interesting feathers. A heated hide must be a pleasant addition in your country.ReplyDelete
HAha! Everyone must be jealous as hell of your cow sighting!!!ReplyDelete